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Welcome to the third season of Mommy In Chief! This season we’ll be touching upon all things mommy. That includes topics ranging from pregnancy to breast-feeding to adoption, to building your child’s self-esteem. We have a lot in store for Moms and Dads this season, so you don’t want to miss one single episode. Be sure to tune in every Monday for the latest episode of Mommy In Chief.
About This Episode
Moms-to-be, we know you are out there and so we’ve decided to dedicate this episode to helping you prepare for your baby’s arrival! That includes what to expect during your first, second and third trimesters.
About Bilen Berhanu
About Karyn Parsons
Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom. While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter. A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.
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- Episode 2: The Truth About Breastfeeding
- Episode 3: Delivery Debate: Natural Birth Vs. C-Section
- Episode 4: The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift
- Episode 5: Actress Kym Whitley Talks New Baby & Food Allergies for Kids
- Episode 6: Keeping Your Child Entertained This Summer Without TV
- Episode 7: Ask a Black Father | Mommy in Chief Father’s Day Special
- Episode 8: Building Your Child’s Self Esteem
- Episode 1: Are You A Good Enough Mother?
- Episode 2: New Motherhood and Balancing A Busy Work Life
- Episode 3: How to Decorate an Eco-Friendly Baby Nursery
- Episode 4: Foodie, Nicole Friday on Kids and Career
- Episode 5: Melissa Beck, From Hollywood to Stay At Home Mom
- Episode 6: Single Mom in The City
- Episode 7: Mommy Mogul and Marketing Wiz Monique Jackson at Home With Her Boys
- Episode 8: Beauty Maven Jodie Patterson Talks Four-Day Work Week for Moms
- Episode 9: Tonya Lewis Lee on Motherhood and the Importance of Women’s Health
- Episode 1: Back 2 School
- Episode 2: Happy Halloween
- Episode 3: Socially Responsible Kids
- Episode 4: Money Talks
- Episode 5: Keeping Families Healthy
- Episode 6: Thanksgiving Madness
- Episode 7: Highlights and Best Moments
- Episode 8: Stylish Moms
- Episode 9: Best Apps for Moms
- Episode 10: Socialite Kids
- Episode 11: Hair Talk with AfroBella
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As its been said a million times before and remains true, music is a universal language. Before you know it, a song can take you on an emotional roller coaster, feeling things you didn’t know you felt. The stories told in songs can have you agreeing…and throwing a side eye. Some of our favorite songs have some of the most trifling situations: cheating, fighting over men, falling in love with someone else, babies, etc. Check out the list and don’t forget to tell us your fave song that has a trifling meaning!
A crying baby on a flight en route to Atlanta caused a man to lose his mind and ultimately, find himself the focus of an FBI investigation.
Joe Rickey Hundley of Idaho was charged with assaulting a minor after he slapped a two year old baby who wouldn’t stop crying.
According to CNN, the baby began crying because of the change in altitude as the plane was preparing to descent to Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport. Jessica Bennett, the child’s mother, said she began trying to soothe him but was unsuccessful.
At that point, Hundley, who was seated next to her, turned to her and said, “Shut that n***er baby up,” according to the FBI agent’s filed affidavit.
When that didn’t immediately happened, Hundley took an open hand and slapped the baby right in the face. Of course, the baby started crying even louder. As a result, the baby suffered a scratch under his right eye.
Many passengers were able to tell the story to the FBI agent once the plane landed.
Delta Airlines released a statement saying they were fully cooperating with authorities and apologized to passengers for the inconvenience.
Hundley isn’t answering any questions; instead, he referred questions to his lawyer who, as of Friday, had not returned CNN’s phone calls.
Lord, Lord, LORD, hold my mule while I run this race! I assume Miss Bennett must either have been in shock or she was more professional about it than anyone else I know would have ever been. I’ve literally thought about this all night and I am pretty sure that had this been me, this would have had a slightly different ending.
I’m pretty sure I would have made a quick phone call to make sure someone could come pick my baby from the airport. Then, I’d have spoken to the flight attendant to make sure my baby got to said person meeting us at the airport. At that point, I would have beat the you-know-what out of that old man for laying hands on my child. See, someone would have to pick my kid up because clearly we both would have been hauled off to jail. I just don’t see how it’s possible that I would not have laid hands on the man.
Here’s the thing: there’s not one person who likes being on a flight with a crying baby. But hey, things happen and you have to deal with it. This man was mad because the plane was landing and the baby’s ears were popping and it hurt. Not only did he hit the baby but he called him a “n***er baby.” Being old and annoyed doesn’t mean you get a pass for being a crazy racist.
I’m still floored.
I need to know: How do you think you would have reacted? Let’s talk.
It seems like every time OWN takes one step forward, it hits a bump that can possibly hurt the progress.
Carolyn Hommel is suing OWN for sex and pregnancy discrimination, alleging she was on track to becoming a vice president before she got pregnant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court on Friday, Hommel says she was hired in 2010 as Director of Scheduling and Acquisitions. She says along with the compliment that she was on the VP track, she received a good performance review from her supervisor. Hommel was replaced by a temp employee while she was on maternity leave but when she returned, many of her duties had been reassigned to that employee and she was left out of important meetings.
She gave birth in February 2012 and one month later, she was told she was being laid off. Hommel states that she was told to apply for the vice president job but someone else was hired. She also states that her boss Michael Garner, also named in the lawsuit, made up an entirely different performance review that made Hommel’s position seem less than senior and therefore, she wouldn’t qualify for a vice president position.
Now, we all know OWN was going through it after it launched in 2011 so it is plausible that she just got caught in the shuffle trying to keep the network afloat; however, Hommel says she was demoted and eventually let go because she got pregnant and took leave.
The damages she’s seeking are unspecified.
It should be noted that Oprah is not named in the lawsuit so it doesn’t have anything to do with her directly. However, she’s probably well aware of what’s going on because something like this is the last thing she needs to deal with on top of still trying to get some ratings.
OWN reps chose not to comment on the situation.
Last year came and went, and with it came plenty of new celebrity babies, most notably Blue Ivy, who was said to be the most anticipated and talked about baby of all of 2012. With 2012 done and over with, it’s now time for the parents of 2013 to get their time in the spotlight. Here are 15 celebrities expecting babies in 2013.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
The KimYe baby is definitely going to be one that takes the media by storm once he/she is born. Even though Kim is already three months pregnant, news only hit the media waves a couple days ago. Kim is the second Kardashian sister to become a mom.
With a head full of hair and some adorable big ‘ol eyes, this bouncing baby boy was born in October and has already been shown off to the world by his proud papa. The father of this cutie is a well-known NBA star who has been the league’s Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and a three-time All Star pick. A humble and giving fella, the father of this baby is liked by many for not being one of those players who is all about money, cash, cars, clothes and…you know…and for making those around him on his team better. While he’s currently out nursing an injury and trying to get back to his old self, the star player is taking fans inside his recovery process, and spending a great deal of time bonding with his son and girlfriend. Awwwwww! So who does this cute kid belong to you ask?
Hollywood hottie Nia Long and R&B crooner Tyrese have teamed up with Johnson and Johnson to deliver health services and educational information to expecting and new moms. The pair is promoting a new Text4baby campaign, a free mobile health service that sends critical health and safety education messages directly to participant’s cell phones.
“I was raised by a single parent growing up in South Central, Los Angeles,” said Tyrese. “It is an honor to be part of this program to help reach mothers, who through all of life’s adversity, put the health of their children first.”
Moms-to-be who sign up for the Text4baby service will receive three text messages per week throughout their pregnancy and baby’s first year tailored to their due date and the developmental stage of the child.
Very nice! You can see the full details of the campaign over on ESSENCE.
In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.
Everyone loves a new baby and in 2012, the public couldn’t wait on the birth of a handful of celebrities’ babies to goo-goo and gaga over. We can’t lie, we were pretty excited about these babes too. Check out this list of the most anticipated babies of 2012.
This little one belongs to the co-star of a very famous sitcom from the ’90s (she wasn’t the star but had his affection even though she didn’t want it). Once the show went off the air, we didn’t see much from her except in a couple of episodes of Moesha and then later on in a few episodes of Girlfriends. Since then, she’s dropped off the radar but started a program in Washington D.C. under her name. Okay, just lower your eyes a bit:
That’s right, this is the son of Family Matters co-star Kellie Shanygne Williams. She posted some pictures of her now four month old son on Facebook earlier this week and he is adorable. But the one thing she didn’t do is tell us his name! The “outside” world also never knew about her marriage to husband Hannibal Jackson or the birth of their little girl Hannah in 2010 until way after the fact. Luckily for her, she’s been able to maintain a very “normal” lifestyle with her family. She started the Kellie Williams Program in 2010 to help young people produce their own television shows on a cable access channel in D.C.
Congrats to the family on their new bundle of joy!
From Your Tango
Everyone knows it takes three trimesters to hear the first cries of a newborn baby. But did you know it takes three trimesters to give birth to a real solid relationship? Unfortunately, the time frame is different. Good relationships don’t necessarily take nine months; they may take nine years for your delivery.
The first trimester. Like the feelings you have when you find out you’re pregnant, the initial surge of excitement when you connect with someone new is intense and euphoric. The first few dates are heart-pounding and your hormone switch flips into high gear. You can’t wait to kiss that person at the end of a date. Your days are consumed by thoughts of the new guy/girl.
Read more at YourTango.com.